Pinterest Pins: How to Create Cool Images Even If You Don’t Have Photoshop Skills

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I envy those who are able to create super cool graphics with Photoshop. I really do. There I’ve said it. LOL! I don’t have Photoshop and I don’t know how to use it. Makes sense right? I tried but it’s just not my cup of tea. You are reading this post because you probably feel the same way. While hiring a graphic designer is an excellent idea, I’ve decided to do my own graphics a long time ago because of two reasons: (1) I ended up re-designing the graphics I paid for because I didn’t like them, and (2) I had to wait for the graphic designer to respond to me and I ended up with several reminders and follow-up emails. So what do you do if you don’t have Photoshop skills and you want to create your graphics by yourself to pin to Pinterest or post on Facebook? Let me share with you how I do it.

I create all my graphics without expensive software. The tools I use are the basic tools which you can access on your computer (such as Word and Paint) and online photo editing tools (more on that later). These are all free tools. Just a few of the graphics that I have created are: e-books, banners, Facebook cover photos, Twitter and YouTube backgrounds, images for blog posts, and my favorite—images to pin on Pinterest and post on Facebook for myself and for my clients.

Are you ready to create cool graphics? Let’s get started! Watch this week’s Teach Me Tuesday video for a step-by-step tutorial.

“Karen, you failed to mention other awesome free tools.” Yup I knew you would say that so here’s a list of my other top 2 favorite tools for creating stunning graphics for your marketing needs (please note that these are web-based and user-friendly so I didn’t include tools that are too complicated for a non-techie person to use):

  1. Picmonkey
  2. Befunky

In the comments below, I want you to tell me:

  1. What is your favorite tool to use for editing images or creating graphics?
  2. Do you go for paid photo editing tools or pay a graphic designer instead?

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